Events

41st GTP Annual Conference 2023 - Bonn

Date

12.-14.5.23

 

 

Flyer

Venue

Bonn, Deutschland

 

Organizors

Dr. Andreas Schultz

12th-14th May 2023         

Bonn, Germany

Conference theme: Teaching and learning in the context of development cooperation

CME credit points

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Welcome address

We are delighted to invite you to our 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Pediatrics and International Child Health.

Under the keynote theme “Teaching. Tomorrow. Together. – Learning and Teaching in the Context of Global Child Health”, the meeting will take place from May 12-14, 2022 in the Beethoven and UN city of Bonn. In addition to various workshops and submitted abstracts, you can expect exciting presentations from renowned speakers* as well as the chance to establish and refresh personal contacts.

Aspects of teaching and learning related to international child health will be presented in medical as well as socio-cultural thematic complexes in a global as well as local context. As usual, however, the annual meeting also gives ample space to present other current and relevant aspects of global child health.

All together, we would also like to celebrate and cordially invite you to our social evening on May 13, 2023. We will sail on the Rhine through the night, want to eat and also dance.

We would like to make it possible for as many interested people as possible to participate and offer reduced prices for students and health professionals as well as childcare during the conference.

We are very much looking forward to your coming and to lively discussions.

Dr. Andreas Schultz (Conference Chiar) with Dr. Claudia von Both, Dr. Noa Freudenthal, Dr. Andreas Hansmann, Andrea Jütte, Dr. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, Dr. Carsten Krüger, Eva Kuhn, Dr. Hans-Jörg Lang, Dr. Peter Meißner, Dr. Christian Schmidt und Dr. Ralf Weigel


Preliminary program

last update: 22.11.23
Conference language: English

Friday

13.00-18.00

Workshops
parallel: city tour

18.30-20.00

Conference opening with international speakers

20.00-22.00

Get together

Saturday

8.30-17.00

Academia and clinics
Current issues in clinical child health
Novelties in paediatric research
Short insights

Satellite events throughout

Wallpaper
World Cafe
Fire-side talks

17.00-19.30

GTP members’ assembly
parallel: city tour for non-members

20.00-1.00

Bonn by boat – conference dinner

Sunday

9.00-12.30

Patients and organizations
New ideas and approaches in child health

12.30-13.00

Helmut-Wolf-Award and farewell


Call for abstracts

Deadline: 31. Januar 2023

The Scientific Committee of the annual conference 2023 of the Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health e.V. invites Global Child Health clinicians, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to submit their abstract for (poster) presentation. We look forward to scientific and/or clinical projects, thought-provoking questions and lessons learned.

You may submit your abstract as

  • topical abstract – related to the overarching conference theme,
  • a free abstract – not related to the conference theme, but still within the scope of Global Child Health.

The abstract can be accepted either as a presentation or a poster. If your abstract is accepted, you automatically take part in the selection process for the Helmut-Wolf-Preis. The price is awarded for the best presentation or poster on the conference.

Please submit your abstract to Globalhealthevents(a)ukbonn.de with the subject line “GTP-Abstract”.

Criteria for your Abstract

  • Only submissions in English will be accepted.
  • Submit your abstract as a PDF file.
  • Give your full name and affiliation in the e-mail text.
  • Do not include any personal information in the abstract document to enable blind review.
  • Structure your abstract as follows:
    1. Research Abstract: title, research question, method, results, discussion
    2. Project Abstract: title, project description, lessons learned
  • The abstract must not exceed 3.000 characters (including blank spaces).
  • Indicate below the abstract
    1. if you deem it to be a topical or free abstract,
    2. if you prefer to present orally or a poster.


Venue

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Social program

Friday 

Afternoon

Instead of a second workshop, you will have the opportunity to get to know Bonn better on a guided city tour. The tour will end at the location where the Opening Ceremony takes place. Please let us know if you are interested in this city tour when registering for the conference. For people who are not members of the GTP, another city tour is offered on Saturday afternoon.  

Evening

We invite you to a get-together with snacks and drinks after the Opening Ceremony. Make new contacts, toast the reunion with colleagues and get into the conference mood.  

Saturday 

Afternoon

For those who are not members of the GTP, a guided city tour will be offered during the GTP general assembly. Please let us know your interest in this city tour when registering.  

Evening

We cordially invite you to spend the Saturday evening with a buffet, live music and dancing on the MS Poseidon. The ship will depart from bridge 13 after the general assembly at around 8pm. We will cruise the river Rhine towards Cologne and back towards Koblenz until around 1am. For all those who want to continue dancing after the end of the boat trip, the conference office will have further information ready. We will also try to make it possible to leave the ship earlier, around 10.30/11 pm.  


Accommodation

The conference organizers have created a list of hotels close to the conference venue of different prize categories. This list can be accessed here.


Registration, fees and cancellation policy

Conference fees

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Acreditation

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Cancellation policy

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Conflicts of interest and Sponsoring

The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants.

We would like to thank the following supporters whose donations made it possible to hold the event:


Contact information

General enquiries and comments (not for registrations): globalhealthevents(a)ukbonn.de

Registration for the conference: Link tba

Bank details: tba

Abstract submission: Until 31.01.2023 to globalhealthevents(a)ukbonn.de
Submission criteria see above.


Paediatric ETAT+ trainings 2023

2nd to 4th June 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany and

6th to 8th October 2023 in Hamburg, Germany

Applications for this course are welcome!

 

Overview

  • Target group: medical professionals with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad (e.g. physicians, nursing staff, midwifes, emergency technicians; no students, sorry!)
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Stuttgart: Stuttgarter Pädiatrie- und Patienten-Simulator (STUPS)
  • Hamburg: Kinderkrankenhaus Wilhelmstift
  • Fees: Doctors 380€, Nursing staff 190€
  • Registration

 

The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

 

The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course objectives

The course is primarily based on an interactive training, skill stations and scenarios which are preceded by lectures on the topic.

  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Bag and mask application
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area
Impressions from the courses

“I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


TropPaed 2023 - Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

FULLY BOOKED!!! The five-day intensive course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health has been held annually since 2010, is continuously developed and addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural challenges of global paediatrics.

Date

15-19 May 2023
(Arrival: 14 May 2023)

Venue

Schloß Rauischholzhausen

Info

Participants: max. 50
Course language: Englisch

Welcome

After the cancellation of the course in 2021 due to the pandemic and the postponement of the TropPaed course and the GTP annual conference to the warm season in order to minimise the risk of a face-to-face event due to COVID-related restrictions, we are pleased to invite you to Rauischholzhausen for a second time in May!

We would like to offer you again a varied programme of lectures, practical small group work and clinically oriented seminars. In addition, there will be plenty of time for international exchange of plans and experiences.

As our planning progresses, you will continually find more details about the timetable and lecturers on this page.

Preliminary program

Here you will find the preliminary topics of the course. On some days, case studies of the international guests will be presented and an evening programme will take place.

Possibility of dinner on the day of arrival (start between 19-20 hrs).

Daily breakfast (7-8:30), lunch (approx. 12:45-14:15) and dinner (approx. 18:45-20)
Two coffee breaks
Partial optional evening programme after dinner

Thursday evening: Farewell party with theme!

Departure on Friday after lunch around 14:00.

COVID-19: Current regulations will be announced before the course starts.

Optional possibility of arrival already on Sunday.
Check-in from 5 pm with dinner around 7-8 pm.

Start: approx. 8:45   —   Finish: approx. 21:00

  • Introduction round
  • Introcution to Global Child Health
  • Overview over international programs
  • Further topics to follow
  • Evening program

Start: approx. 8:45   —   Finish: approx. 21:00

  • Introduction to the topic of the critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical work in small groups on the topic of “the critically ill child” – e.g. using the clinical pictures of malaria, neurological and respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT.
  • Further topics to follow
  • International case presentations
  • Evening program

Start: approx. 8:45   —   Finish: approx. 21:00

  • Practical exercises in performing various interventions in the resource-limited setting (e.g. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, inpatient and outpatient neonatology).
  • Introduction to the major thematic complexes of HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Further topics to follow
  • Evening program

Start: approx. 8:45   —   Finish: approx. 21:00

  • Practical-clinical small group work on the topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from disciplines related to paediatrics (e.g. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Further topics to follow
  • Farewell party with costumes and music!

Start: approx. 8:45   —   Finish: approx. 14:00

  • Topics soon to be announced
  • Feedbackrunde and good-byes

Course fee and registration

The price includes course participation, accommodation from 14-19 May, meals and coffee breaks from Sunday (dinner) to Friday (lunch) and course materials. The price does not include alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of those served at meals and coffee breaks, as well as transport costs and any compulsory Sars-CoV-2 testing we may incur.

Scholarships for colleagues from LMIC are available. Applications will be received until Octobre 15th 2022 (to: gtpscholarships(a)globalchildhealth.de). Please send us a motivational letter, CV and reference letter. Further details: “Förderung internationaler Kollegen“.

Waiting list registration

Regular fee non-member

from 16.3.23
1200€

Regular fee non-member

Early Bird until 15.3.23
1100 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

from 16.3.23
1100

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

Early Bird until 15.3.23
1000 €

Venue

We are pleased to be able to hold our course again at Schloss Rauischholzhausen, the conference and training centre of the University of Gießen. This historic and beautiful venue is perfect for our course as it offers the possibility of accommodating all participants, organisers and lecturers in one place, good facilities and a very fair financial framework. The versatile room selection meets our demand of lectures combined with small group work. Catering includes three main meals and two coffee breaks per day. All but one main meal will be vegetarian. Hosting the course there for the first time in 2016 has proven to be a complete success. We will keep you informed about current Sars-CoV-2 hygiene regulations here on our homepage.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund


Sponsoring and support

We sincerely thank all the volunteer co-organisers of the course for their years of dedication as well as our financial supporters!

We assure you that our intensive course is designed to be product and service neutral and all content is independent of commercial interests. No services and/or products are advertised. Possible conflicts of interest are disclosed in a self-disclosure.

European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Kindermissionswerk “Die Sternsinger”


GTP ultrasound courses

Since 2017, we have been offering ultrasound courses outside Germany. Here you have the opportunity to examine typical findings with experienced course leaders in that region and get to know parts of the respective country in your free time. The courses are mainly aimed at young residents who learn together with the residents of the specialist programme and young local specialists with little or no experience in sonography.

 

Basic course

Sonography of the skull and brain, thorax and abdomen for the basic diagnosis of pathologies and the performance of interventions such as pleural punctures.

Echocardiography course

Sonography of the heart with learning of the most important sectional planes and pathologies.

General course information

  • Course language: English
  • Participants: 20 European and local doctors
  • Course fees: Single course 500 euros, double course 900 euros
  • Not included in the course fee: Travel, accommodation, visas, vaccinations and other travel arrangements. Please organise this yourself, but we are happy to provide recommendations and assistance.
  • Cancellation policy: follows

 


Next courses

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Srijana Dongol, Stephan Gehring, Dr. Petruja, Christian Schmidt, Dr. Srijana, Katja van ‘t Ende, Udo Vester

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Srijana Dongol, Stephan Gehring, Dr. Petruja, Christian Schmidt, Dr. Srijana, Katja van ‘t Ende, Udo Vester

Kursort

Name des Krankenhauses, Adresse, Kathmandu Nepal

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Srijana Dongol, Stephan Gehring, Dr. Petruja, Dr. Srijana, Katja van ‘t Ende, Udo Vester

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Name des Krankenhauses, Adresse, Kathmandu Nepal

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Tutoren

Simon Bertzel, Anish Joshi, Christian Schmidt

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Registration

We are very much looking forward to your participation! Please take a moment to read the cancellation policy and fill out the form below completely. Your registration is binding.

Registration will be activated as soon as the exact course modalities are known.


Kursarchiv

04.11.-08.11.2019  /  Echocardiography  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
28.10.-01.11.2019  /  Basic course /  Mwanza, Tanzania
11.05.-21.05.2019  /  Basic course /  Kathmandu, Nepal
05.11.-09.11.2018  /  Echocardiographz  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
29.10.-02.11.2018  /  Basic course /  Mwanza, Tanzania
06.11.-15.11.2017  /  Basic course and Echocardiography  /  Mwanza, Tanzania